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    fetch and fix

    In Academy Street, a novel by M. Costello, I cam across this sentences:

    "Fritz was a machinist in a factory downtown. In the apartment he fetched and fixed things and on Fridays carried home the shopping from the Safeway store on 183rd Street."

    I do not fully understand highlighted words. May I understand that he brought things back to his apartment then fix them for money? Thanks

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    Re: fetch and fix

    Yes, though it's not entirely consistent with his being a machinist in a factory downtown. You may need to read further to get a better understanding. He could do both.

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    Re: fetch and fix

    It could just be that that was how he helped around the home. He fixed things in the apartment when they broke and fetched things for his wife.

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